"She's gravely ill now from a hunger strike, and she's told the generals that she'll gladly leave. But she said, 'I want all political prisoners released, and I want to walk to the airport.' It's twenty miles from her house to the airport. And she has so rallied the spirit of her people that the generals rightly fear that the whole country would turn to cheer her if she took that twenty-mile walk. "
Paul Monette, on Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma
Aung San Suu Kyi today (19th July 2011) led more than 3,000 Burmese democracy supporters on a march in honour of her father, independence hero General Aung San, who was killed in 1947.
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